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Senior Web Designer Salary

The average Senior Web Designer in the United States earns approximately $66K annually. Cash earnings for Senior Web Designers — including $8K in bonuses and $10K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $45K to $96K depending on individual performance. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. For the most part, Senior Web Designers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Most people who answered the questionnaire are men; 61 percent of Senior Web Designers are male. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$44,502 - $90,756
(Median)
$45K
$66K
$91K
MEDIAN: $66,106
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$19.38 - $56.50
(Median)
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$56
MEDIAN: $30
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$44,502 - $90,756  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,861  
Profit Sharing
$500 - $9,826  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$45,061 - $95,843  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 789
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$19.38 - $56.50  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $0.00  
Overtime
$27.28 - $58.73  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,861  
   
Profit Sharing
$500 - $9,826  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$45,061 - $95,843  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 99
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Job Description for Senior Web Designer

A senior web designer is responsible for designing and implementing websites for one or more companies. Depending on the size and structure of their firm, the "senior" designation may refer to either how long they have been employed by their firm or their position relative to other designers; a senior web designer may be a leader for a team of designers as well.

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Senior Web Designer Tasks

  • Ensure creative elements are inline with brand requirements.
  • Interprets creative "look" of each promotion and builds, develops layouts of those materials assigned.
  • Conceptualize, create, develop, design and produce web promotions using graphics design software.

Common Career Paths for Senior Web Designer


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It's not very common for Senior Web Designers to move on to become Senior User Experience Designers. Average pay for a Senior User Experience Designer is $102K annually. Senior Web Designers most often move into positions as Creative Directors or User Experience Designers; those groups report median salaries that are $14K higher and $9K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Senior Web Designer


Senior Web Designers report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Flash, User Interface Design, Design, and Microsoft Word are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 13 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Dreamweaver, PHP, and HTML. The majority of those who know Cascading Style Sheets also know Adobe Photoshop.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Web Designer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For many Senior Web Designers, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $61K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $67K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $73K in this role. After two decades in the workforce, the average Senior Web Designer generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $84K.

Pay Difference by Location


For those looking to make money, Senior Web Designers in San Francisco enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 33 percent above the national average. Senior Web Designers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Boston (+25 percent), Washington (+15 percent), Seattle (+14 percent), and New York (+13 percent). Trailing the national average by 18 percent, Cincinnati is the market with the smallest paychecks. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Dallas (10 percent less) and San Diego (3 percent less).

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Experience Affects Senior Web Designer Salaries




National Average
$67,000


Skills That Affect Senior Web Designer Salaries

Flash
up arrow 13%


Design
up arrow 4%

JavaScript
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 4%

Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 2%

Graphic Design
up arrow 2%

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 1%

Web Design
0%

National Average
$67,000

Web Development
up arrow 2%

HTML5
up arrow 2%

Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
up arrow 3%

up arrow 6%

PHP
up arrow 7%

Dreamweaver
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 155 votes.

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
46%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 14%
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